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Valery Bollier – Oulala – The year gone by

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The daily fantasy sports industry has had quite a year in 2016 with legal battles raging throughout the USA, many of which are far from over, and a number of operators stepping things up a gear in Europe. The big two of DraftKings and FanDuel entered Europe, despite the costly court battles Stateside, and smaller operatos such as Mondogoal and …

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Riccardo Mittiga: DraftKings and FanDuel merger opens doors

Last week’s merger between DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel was the first major piece of consolidation in the fantasy sports arena. But what are the implications in Europe? Riccardo Mittiga, CEO of ASAP ITALIA and founder of DFS operation Sportito believes that there are huge opportunities now for a nimble operator. SBC: DraftKings and FanDuel have finally merged – was …

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Elie Steinbock and Sam Guigui – Draft Fantasy – Shattering perceptions

Sam Guigui is the COO at Draft Fantasy, a Premier League daily fantasy operator which was set up with partner Elie Steinbock, Founder and CEO, who spied a gap in the fantasy market. We caught up with the pair of them to discuss regulation, why they think there’s space to compete and that the scene will keep evolving, Honolulu and marketing …

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Fandromeda taps into the Fantasy Sports market in India

Fantasy sport is making its mark in India, and Fandromeda have become the latest product to tap into this market with a World T20 Cricket Fantasy game. Since its launch two weeks ago, Fandromeda has racked up over 30,000 free-to-play users, with a cash prize of over Rs.5 lakh when the World T20 tournament ends on 3 April. In the qualifying stages …

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TopBetta signs deal with Fairfax Media

Australian fantasy sports betting provider TopBetta has signed an advertising deal with Fairfax Media. TopBetta currently has 2800 active users but aims to increase this to over 10,000 by utilising the channels that Fairfax Media has access to. The terms of the deal will allow the operator to promote its fantasy sports and racing tournaments across Fairfax’s network of of 3.4 million readers across …

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Football Fanager signs up to Daily Fantasy Sports Expo

It has been announced that Marc Saba, Co-Founder of Football Fanager, will be speaking at the Daily Fantasy Sports Expo which is taking place at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami on the 3rd and 4th of March. The fantasy sports industry has grown substantially in the past five to ten years. The ongoing legal turmoil around the industry at …

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DraftKings launches in the UK

It has been announced today that major DFS operator DraftKings has launched in the UK. This long awaited launch, which was originally scheduled for October 2015, follows the announcement of three Premier League clubs as partners earlier this week. Deals were agreed with Arsenal, Watford and Liverpool which will ensure the operator has exposure at these clubs and will be …

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DraftKings agrees Premier League club partnerships ahead of UK launch

It has been announced that daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has bagged itself deals with three Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Arsenal and Watford. DraftKings had been set to launch in the UK in late 2015 but this was delayed until early 2016, with a further detailed announcement expected in the very near future. The company has been fighting legal battles …

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Shergul Arshad – Mondogoal – Partnering Up

Mondogoal is a Boston-based company which has crossed the Atlantic to become the largest DFS platform in Europe. It has partnerships already in place with an impressive list of clubs including Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham, Valencia, Roma and Barcelona and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Over £1 million has already been won on the platform in which players are able …

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Bragi Egisson – Fanaments – Focus on the fun

Fanaments is a real money fantasy sports site from Iceland. Created by the trio of CEO Bragi Ægisson, CPO Arnor Davidsson and CTO Gudmundur Sveinsson, Fanaments enjoys the exclusivity of being the only multi-sports fantasy site in Europe. Launched in August 2015, it has since paid out over €300,000 (£224,348) and enjoyed month to month growth of at least 100%. SBC spoke to CEO …

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